Commentary: Re-thinking fast-food
The entire category is undergoing a reinvention — if you believe the breathless business analysts enamored of the niche concepts currently being launched. Here’s an easier, better alternative. FULL STORY »
HSUS to pay $15.75 million to settle racketeering lawsuit
The Humane Society of the United States and other co-defendants will pay $15.75 million to settle a racketeering lawsuit. The District Court called the suit "groundless and unreasonable from its inception." FULL STORY »
Summit panelists tackle tough issues
Antibiotics, sustainability and farm size were just a few of the issues discussed during the Animal Agriculture Alliance Stakeholders Summit last week. The Alliance's mission is to communicate that animal well-being is central to producing safe, high-quality, affordable food and other products essential to our daily lives. FULL STORY »
Heartland Marketing Group launches new website
Heartland Marketing Group, a marketing firm located in Early, Iowa, with clients in the agribusiness, public policy, and advocacy sectors, recently launched a new website, www.TeamHMG.com. FULL STORY »
Stakeholders' Summit: What’s agriculture’s response plan?
Alliance annual Stakeholder’s Summit will feature an interactive crisis management simulation. The conference is May 8-9 and there is still time to register. FULL STORY »
Ohio Pork Council is giving again
The Ohio Pork Council has had a pork donation program for five years and now members are celebrating with a chance for consumers to win $500 of groceries. FULL STORY »
Olson: Dangerous but necessary farm work
Last week, Linden Olson talked about what it was like to take care of pigs in the winter before the industry moved to climate-controlled housing. This week he tells readers about another, more dangerous, farm chore. FULL STORY »
Family farm or corporate farm – which is it?
Do you know the difference between a family farm and a corporate farm? Common Ground posed that question in a recent blog post. See the answer here. FULL STORY »